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Bandarawela Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We arrived at the hotel and were upgraded to a beautiful room! The entire experience was charming and felt very colonial.... From delicious food to helpful and smiling staff it was a brilliant one night stop over! You are in the middle of the town so do here quite a lot of traffic but this did not bother us! All in all a delightful stay - thank you very much!

This is a very old hotel, but has been well maintained and is more than capable of serving the modern traveler. It's right in the middle of the busy Bandarawela town, but you would not notice that when you're at the hotel. The colonial "look and feel" has been maintained very well throughout and the place is very quiet and calm. The rooms are not exactly luxurious, but are spacious and clean. We stayed for all three meals, and the food was excellent although there wasn't a very large selection.

This is the oldest hotel i have been into. Nevertheless. Its astonished me with its colonial's charm.the room key. The bed. The furniture. Especially the shower. Its been a good experience for me. The food was good. Service was excellent. Must stay if you are into Bandarela. And plus it have grocery store just opposite the hotel.

This is an old school hotel which established in 19th century. Till it gives historic experience with a great memorable services. There is a variety of food to choose but better if can give more choice for vegetarians as well. The wosh rooms are old style. It fit in to the concept but need ti bit upgrade with moderately.

Best weekend with my family. The hotel was up to its standards, loved the staff over there never received this kind of customer service before. The staff were really friendly and were really helpful special thanks to FOM Mr. Rajapakshe for his guest service and i think one of the best hoteliers ever because i saw him handling many parts of the hotel other than his area of expertise. overall great hotel for a family outing food was nice and the cleanliness was really high. It was an unforgettable experience looking forward for another visit.

A busy weekend my family and I stood at The Hotel Bandarawela for two days. The stay was amazing and we never though the service would be more accurate along with the hotel theme. The staff was very friendly and specially must thank the FOM Mr. Rajapakshe for being such a friendly and a humble man. His passion over the job must be appreciated. In couple of times I saw he was handling all the area of the hotel. Food, and cleanliness were high rate-able. It was an unforgettable stay at the hotel and looking forward to visit another time.

Lovely hotel which takes you to a colonial era... Hotel management nicely maintain the hotel.. Prices are also very reasonable.. They offered a buffet for breakfast & dinner.Food was nice.. Rooms was also very clean & tidy.Bathroom fittings reminded us a old British bungalow.. Even at the reception they had a old style telephone & a type writer. I think every thing in this hotel makes you feel that your living in a "colonial era".... It was a lovely experience to stay at Bandarawela hotel and wish to visit again..

We had a pleasant stay at the colonial style Bandarawela Hotel in the cool climes of Bandarawela. The hotel is centrally located and the service was good. However the standard rooms were a bit short of space.

Located on the Welimada Road in close proximity to the Railway Station, Central Bus Stand, banks and post office it is surrounded with a salubrious environment. The property is beautifully landscaped internally and externally. I would say it is an ideal place to escape from the fast paced life and get yourself rejuvenated. The hotel proper is a colonial styled bungalow with old world period furnishings to retain the originality of this place. To me it was Home away from home except I didn't have to do all the work. Customer service is very good. The welcome we get beats other hotels. You are greeted with a scented damp towel to freshen up from a long journey. I have noted the Manager goes out of his way to help little kids serve food from the buffet. This is something I have never seen happening at other hotels. The food was really the best. I was on a diet. Unfortunately after tasting the local food at dinner, I lost my resolve. I couldn't resist helping myself to the food presented.

Bandarawela hotel management is truly unpleasant. Their customer service is null. First level manager of hotel is very much unfriendly and unstructured. They can't handle their duties and responsibilities to meet customer requirement. Frankly speaking, they cheat customers.

No. 14, Welimada Road Bandarawela

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Badulla District, Bandarawela Hotel is 6.3 mi (10.1 km) from Kinellan Tea Factory and 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from Uva Halpewaththa Tea Factory. This 33-room, 3-star resort welcomes guests with conveniences like an outdoor pool, free self parking, and a conference center. It's in the mountains and also within a 20-minute drive of Nine Arches Bridge and Ella Rock.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


All 33 recently renovated rooms provide free bottled water, ceiling fans, and phones. For entertainment, guests can enjoy TVs. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Property features

At Bandarawela Hotel, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a conference center. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff can help secure valuables, and provide local restaurant recommendations. Additional amenities include a business center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a garden.

Room options

Standard Room

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 397 reviews